Cartouche of Ambition


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Common

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Cartouche of Ambition

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature you control

When Cartouche of Ambition enters the battlefield, you may put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and lifelink

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Cartouche of Ambition Discussion

MStranger on Dreamstealer's Wake

2 weeks ago

Cool deck! I feel like you always want Noxious Gearhulk over Nightmare - your entire deck is focused around dwindling your opponent's resources. The Gearhulk deals with the threats your opponents manage to stick through your discard. While it won't be as big as a Nightmare, I think it will win you more games due to removal/lifegain. It's worth noting it also is a 5-power menace, which will realistically end the game just as well as an 8/8-9/9 flyer.

Also, I don't know what your budget looks like, but you should really play Fatal Push if you're in black - its price is only going to go up from here, you may as well get your playset asap ;). If you manage to get ahold of some, I would cut Cartouche of Ambition (too low impact) and Cruel Reality (too expensive for too low of an impact on turn 7+).

Good luck!

BlaineTog on Bad Bogles -- $7 / 1.5 tix Hexproof creatures

3 weeks ago

Honestly, I'm not sure there's much room to upgrade this. Other than Carnage Tyrant, we're already running the best Bogles and Auras we can, and I'm not sure Carnage Tyrant is that much better than Scaled Behemoth outside of Control matchups. I guess you could swap in some Supreme Wills in place of the Benefaction of Rhonas' since being able to grab a land at our opponent's end step and occasionally countering something is probably better than the very rare instance of double-hitting with Benefaction, but that's about it.

One thought I had that would necessitate bouncing the budget: go Sultai for Trial of Ambition and Cartouche of Ambition. Trial of Ambition would be amazing removal in most matchups since we could play it out early and then pick it up multiple times later on, and Cartouche of Ambition would really help us win races, since we tend to fall behind on life before we get a Bogle down. We'd really need to run a bunch of good dual lands to facilitate that plan, though, plus I'm not sure what to cut (probably Unquenchable Thirst and One With the Wind, but One With the Wind is just so efficient).

Bluedawg79 on Vampires For Hire

3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your input, Variux. I understand what you're saying about consolidating my creatures, but i'm still trying to acquire a 4th Sanctum Seeker and Metallic Mimic. I couldn't find a spot for Adanto Vanguard, but I did add some other stuff like Grind / Dust, Cartouche of Ambition, Trial of Solidarity and Gideon of the Trials.

I also swapped out Duress for Cast Out in my sideboard. I know there's a lack of removal in my mainboard, but I'll just sideboard removal game 2 if needed.

PeeBee on Ifnir Black

1 month ago

Just to let you know the comment from bewarekraken isnt entirely correct as Lost Legacy cant target God-Pharaoh's Gift as its an artifact, however i would still add it to the sideboard to remove Approach of the Second Sun, The Scarab God and Carnage Tyrant as hard to deal with wincons.

Also to help aggro ramunap red decks you may want to consider Battle at the Bridge and Essence Extraction and Cartouche of Ambition for the life gain aspect, however battle can also take down Hazoret the Fervent

TeamG on BW Momias de AMONKHET

1 month ago

Grind / Dust y Doomed Dissenter parecen bastante malas, proba con el potente Ammit Eternal de main y Cartouche of Ambition de sb contra mazos mas agresivos.

bewarekraken on U/B Reanimator

1 month ago

Love the deck: +1'd

Check out mine if you don't mind: B/U Aggro

My only suggestion is to cut Yahenni's Expertise out of the side in place of Cartouche of Ambition. Your deck is weak to your own copies of expertise while the Cartouche is a rdw hoser as well as making your Trial of Ambitions that much better.

bewarekraken on Ifnir Black

1 month ago

Your deck is sweet. +1'd and I would love to hear any suggestions you'd have for me since you're playing the faster more aggressive version. B/U Aggro

Legit the only suggestion I'd make for you is sideboard. I'd cut Lay Bare and Bone Picker for 3x Lost Legacy which is really good to name God-Pharaoh's Gift as well as Carnage Tyrant or, well, anything. Your deck likely doesn't need Bone Picker in any particular matchup and Lay Bare is strictly worse thanks to the legendary Planeswalker change. I'd probably consider 2x Vraska's Contempt and either 2x Liliana, Death's Majesty or 2x Cartouche of Ambition.

BrenoSulz on Ixalan Fish

1 month ago

Hi dude!

I commented in another UG merfolk (fish :P) list:

Nice to see another person trying Nissa! She is bad for the lack os protection, but with Deeproot Waters the deck can produce a lot of blockers to keep her providing card advantage. It's a shame she just put the creatures in play rather than casting them.

My big concern is temur energy, as the majority of players in my local store are playing with it. I'm one of two players with ramunap, so this obviously won't be a problem.

Shaper's Sanctuary is a must, even though it conficts a bit with the tokens. But at the bright side, every Sanctuary draw helps casting more merfolks, therefore more tokens.

The best decks there use 1-2 Rhonas, so the trample for a big Longtusk Cub or Bristling Hydra can fuck up a game. Sorcerous Spyglass will have to make the sideboard as it can deny a The Scarab God .

Have you considered Watertrap Weaver? I really like this tempo effect, especially if you can produce a token with him as well, but the 3 CMC is rough. There's Kopala, vineshaper mystic (and Rishkar) and Deeproot Waters . I think Kopala is the only one you don't necessarily want to play on turn 3, so it could be a little clunky.

As for the 4-drops, I'll be testing with 2x Tempest Caller . I actually wander if there's a place for Jade Guardian. Might be nice with some auras like Cartouche of Ambition.

One River's Rebuke can help as a top end of a tempo strategy. And that reminds me about the mana base: Just 21 lands? The deck in the link above uses only 20. Those decks won't use Attune with Aether.

Please update as you playtest! I'll be trying to make a list of my own.

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